The Singapore Family Physician
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PREVENTING AND MANAGING OBESITY AMONG THE YOUNG - LEVERAGING ON A MULTI-PRONGED APPROACH
The Singapore Family Physician Vol 35 No 4 - Update on Childhood Obesity
17 - 18
1 October 2009
Obesity is associated with many serious health consequences. Obesity prevention and control is therefore of paramount importance. Healthy diet and regular physical activity are key tenets of healthy living and they contribute towards the achievement of energy balance and the prevention of obesity. This paper outlines the multi-pronged approach adopted by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) in combating obesity among the young. The strategies are: building the capacities of children and youth; empowering stakeholders; establishing sustainable collaborations; creating conducive health promoting environments; leveraging on evidence-based Practice; and preventive health services.